MartinT (8550) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 1, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Prunes and dates converge on the yeasty brown sugar. Cocoa powder amicably joins in to create a fine perfume of obvious trappist influence.
An expansive, big-bubbled mouthfeel spreads its effervescence all over the cocoa/yeast merger. Bread flour and raisins rise into a fluffy cake. A meek roastiness offers mild bitterness. Very easy to drink, this is clearly a smaller version of the 8 & 12.
A clear mind yields thorough results.
caledonian (367) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 1, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a murky brown. Light mango and fig aroma with a faint black licorice undertone. Lively feel. Hides the alcohol well.
Quinten (1051) - zaandam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 19, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
fruty yeast, nice aftertaste, slice bitternes.
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
No#52. Aroma is very yeasty, and quite fresh. Taste is excellently malty, mollasses and nuts have a part to play aswell, sweetish great finish. As good as i expoected as i really wanted to get one of these before i came over.
joergen (23500) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 16, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy red brown coloured with a yellow head.
Aroma of dried fruits with notes of caramel and fruits.
Sweet fruity flavour with notes of dried fruits, yeast and hops.
jasonp (1556) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark cloudy brown with a thick, light beige head. Aroma of pear, dough/yeast, noble hops and a touch of champagne. Flavor has notes of apple, caramel, light brown sugar, some dark fruit, toasted malt, light chocolate and floral hops. Pleasantly sweet, fruity finish. Alcohol content very well hidden. Medium body with soft spritzy, bubbly carbonation which mellows as it warms. Great head retention. Enjoyable.
larsam (127) - Southampton, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark orange-amber with cream-coloured head. Loads of higher alcohols compete with a complex mixture of white pepprs, toffey, caramel and dark malts. Some fruity esters of banana an raisins gets involved as well. Somehow I think that this beer will be better if stored for a while. However, it is highly drinkable as it is!
FrankJohansen (3614) - Sabro, DENMARK - SEP 25, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brownish colour. Fluffy light brown head, which is mostly lasting. Aroma of caramel and licorice. Full body with lots of taste
Ernest (6723) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 24, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, Brussels, May 05.
Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing.
Body is hazy medium brown, bottle conditioned.
Aroma is moderately malty (toasted bread, nuts), moderately yeasty (mold, cobwebs), with a note of raisin.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation.
legion242 (2334) - Richardson, Texas, USA - SEP 16, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly hazy brown. Fluffy head with nice lace. Light hints of drak fruits, but not in heaps. This reminds me of a low alcohol Qaud. Everything is similar but toned down.